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crop rotation

the growing of CROPS (3) in a regular sequence over a number of seasons so as not to exhaust the soil. A simple example of a rotation is root crop, oats, leguminous plants and wheat. Some or all of the leguminious crop is often ploughed back into the soil as it is of particular importance in returning nitrogen to the soil from the atmosphere through the nitrogen-fixing bacteria (see NITROGEN FIXATION in the root nodules.
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To test plant response to different soil treatments including preplant crop rotation, researchers established soil microplots by installing 4-foot lengths of 24-inch-diameter concrete pipe vertically into the soil and filling the pipes with soil from a nearby orchard affected with Prunus replant disease.
Quite simply, crop rotation means NOT planting the same types of vegetable in the same spot as last year.
Organic practices such as natural pest remedies, crop rotation, and proper fertilization make crops more drought-and pest-resistant.
Government recommendations, including more monitoring and additional spraying, may curb the problem, but there's little doubt that in the long run America and its farmers - including the huge conglomerates that constitute much farming today - would be better off returning to sound practices, including crop rotation, and diversification of crops and their varieties.
Crop rotation is an old system invented by farmers to control pests and diseases before the days of pesticides, and is a good way to maintain good soil hygiene.
CROP rotation are to maximise and keep your healthy.
FOR healthy soil and high yields it is a good idea to practice crop rotation - this means growing a set of different crops using the same vegetable plot each year.
This volume begins with a basic introduction to organic gardening, including soil secrets, composting guidance, intercropping tips, watering and mulching details, information about dealing with weeds and pruning, crop rotation instructions, and much more.
Organic farming works in harmony with nature and uses techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control.
It is necessary to provide seminars for farmers on crop rotation, to enlarge farms," he said.
Overall, the introduction of modern irrigation techniques, plastic greenhouses, better crop rotation and other up-to-date technology and practices has led to savings of up to 15% in irrigation water and a 30% improvement in crop yields, the bank reports.